Ian Boczko is a litigation partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, focusing on complex litigation matters and arbitrations, insurance, internal investigations, and corporate governance issues.
Since joining Wachtell Lipton in 2001, Mr. Boczko has worked on several of the Firm’s high-profile matters. He has been involved in the Firm’s representation of Silverstein Properties in its dispute with more than 20 insurance companies in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, the Firm’s representation of the New York Stock Exchange in litigation with dissident seatholders in connection with the NYSE becoming a publicly-traded company, the Firm’s representation of IAC and Barry Diller in litigation against Liberty Media Corp., the Firm’s representation of JPMorgan following JPMorgan’s transaction with Bear Stearns and following the Lehman bankruptcy, the Firm’s representation of Philip Morris in litigation resulting from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, and the Firm’s representation of several clients in sensitive internal and government investigations. Mr. Boczko’s practice also focuses on a variety of issues relating to insurance matters and has played a significant role in assisting the Firm’s clients in placing representations and warranties insurance in numerous corporate transactions.
Prior to joining Wachtell Lipton, Mr. Boczko clerked for the Honorable Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York. He is a 2000 graduate of Columbia Law School where he was a James Kent Scholar, served as a senior editor on the Columbia Law Review and was the recipient of the John Ordronaux Prize for highest academic average in the graduating class. He graduated summa cum laude from Columbia College with a degree in Chemistry and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
- Delaware Supreme Court Holds D&O Insurance Policy Does Not Cover Costs in Appraisal Proceeding,
in Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, November 12, 2020.
- California Court Rules that “Bump-Up Exclusion” Bars Coverage of Settlement of Deal Litigation Claims,
in Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, October 17, 2020.
- Representations and Warranties Insurance in Public M&A Deals,
in Practical Law, July 2020.
- Maximizing Value and Avoiding Pitfalls when Purchasing Cyber Insurance,
in Compliance & Enforcement, a blog of NYU Law’s Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement, April 11, 2018.
- The Maturing Market for Representation and Warranty Insurance,
in Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, April 5, 2018.
- Supreme Court Permits Bankruptcy Courts to Issue Final Judgments with Parties' Consent,
in Harvard Law School Bankruptcy Roundtable, June 9, 2015.
- Two Courts Deny Class Action Plaintiffs' Attempt to Claim Attorneys' Fees for "Causing" Renegotiated Merger Terms,
in Securities Reform Act Litigation Reporter, Volume 28 Number 5, February 2010.
- New York Court Rejects Shareholder Challenge to JPMorgan Rescue of Bear Stearns,
in Bank and Corporate Governance Law Reporter Volume 42 Number 1, March 2009.
- Trading in Distressed Debt,
in The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog, January 29, 2009.